About Us

About Us

Connection. Decompression. Rejuvenation. Fitness. A little bit of fitness.

These are some of the reasons we enjoy paddling and want to share our love of paddling with others. Growing up, water sports and outdoor recreation played prominently in our unscheduled schedules. We are Bill and Michelle Ennis, and we are paddle-holics. From beach bonfires to our engagement photos, sailing to surf, and from being a pair of crazy kids to starting a family with five kids of our own, we have loved engaging outdoors and on the water.

We'll provide you with everything you need to enjoy kayaking and stand up paddleboarding at Quail Creek Reservoir. Our mission is to provide a one-stop paddlesports shop for both novice and experienced paddlers. Kayak or stand up paddle for a few hours or the whole day. We have great gear that is user-friendly, and we make sure you are on properly-sized equipment, which makes a big difference. Never paddled before? No problem. Give us five minutes to share basic paddling instruction, and you'll have a lifetime of great memories. Give yourself a bit more time to take one of our guided tours or paddle classes, and surprise yourself with how quickly you'll build confidence on the water.

Our History

In 2011, we opened Washington County, Utah's first dedicated paddle operation. We kept inviting friends to paddle in the desert, and there are no available rental shops!

In 2014, Quail Creek State Park became available for us to operate from the shoreline inside the venue. We have grown and expanded from that point, thanks to our customers' support and the cooperation and support of the state parks.

Our Team

Dig Paddlesports has a great team of instructors, staff, and volunteers that help to make everyday rentals, sales, family reunions, dates, parties, on-water concerts, our annual luau, and other custom events a success for you.

We are WPA and PaddleFit-certified coaches. Our goal is to help people have the best experience that they can on the water. This is accomplished through having good equipment, experienced instructors with the right skill set and a proper mindset, which we strive to share with all of our guests.

  • Bill Ennis - Founder. WPA Instructor, PaddleFit Coach, Tour Guide, DIG Instructor Trainer
  • Michelle Ennis - Co-founder. WPA Instructor, PaddleFit Coach, SUP Yoga, DIG Guide Trainer, Operations Manager
  • Tamra Stephenson - SUP Pilates, DIG Certified Guide, SUP Instructor
  • Pat McEwen - DIG Certified Guide, Kayak, and SUP Instructor
  • Ken Rybciewicz - DIG Certified Guide
  • Willie Hawking - Dig Certified Guide and Kids Camp specialist
  • Chelsey "Opal" Austin - DIG Certified Guide
  • Kathy Smith - DIG Certified Guide
  • Reed Bie - Dig Certified Guide, SUP Yoga
  • Kooper Smith - Dig Certified Guide, SUP Yoga

Paddleboard and Kayak With Us on a Guided Tour or Rent Some Gear!

You and your group will have an adventure kayaking and paddle boarding on Quail Creek Reservoir. Paddle to cliff-jumping spots, rope swings, limestone coves and swimming spots, and have our guides show you hundreds of ancient petroglyphs left by ancient cultures. Rent a kayak, stand up paddleboard, or giant multi-person board to cross the lake and take in spectacular scenery. Set up a picnic on the far shoreline... and yes, we are dog-friendly. View our rental selections, reservation windows, excursion schedules, and feel free to call our shop with any questions! We are stoked to serve and assist you with getting on the water!

We Sell Kayaks and Paddleboards!

We sell outdoor gear, including dry bags, sunscreen, gloves, hammocks, Chums eyewear retainers, snacks (including incredible elk, venison, buffalo, beef, and wild boar jerky), water bottles, and other items. If you’re not sure what you need, chat with any of our helpful and friendly team members! We’re always happy to help you get outfitted with the best quality gear without breaking the bank. If we don't have it on the shelf, we can find that special item for you from our industry suppliers and get it to you within a few days.

We also sell boards, kayaks, and accessories. We are dealers for the following stand-up paddleboards:

  • SIC
  • Tahe
  • Starboard
  • Imagine Surf
  • Pau Hana
  • Glide
  • Sol Paddleboards
  • Badfish SUP
  • Bounce
  • Paddlesurf Hawaii
  • Art in Surf

Kayak Brands:

  • Feelfree Kayaks - recreational, fishing, and touring kayaks
  • SeaStream Kayaks - fishing at its finest
  • Kokopelli Packraft - packrafts and inflatable kayaks designed with your next adventure in mind
  • O'Brien Watersports - we love their inflatable water mats!

Demo gear for the price of a rental, then we apply that rental amount to your final total.

Financing. Yes!

We offer financing through Snap! Finance. Easy to apply with no effect on your credit score. Good for purchases only, not for rental equipment. Apply here, get approved in minutes: Snap Finance - Apply Here

Better than Buying - Join our Paddle Club!

We have a blended rental fleet with some very interesting pieces as part of our Paddle Club inventory and work to match each paddler with the best board or kayak for their ability levels and performance desires. Join for a monthly rate (no contract) or annual rate (huge discount) and paddle incredible equipment for up to 4 hours a day. Try out high-end paddles, carbon fiber paddleboards, touring kayaks, packrafts, and more for a tiny fraction of the cost of purchasing. No need to store, transport, clean, and otherwise manage large outdoor gear. We do it all for you.

Lots of Options.

Paddling is a part of our lives, and we are thrilled to be able to share it with you. See you on the water!

Contact Us:

Ph: 435-467-9988 • Email: info@digpaddlesports.com



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